Billy Joe Saunders retained his WBO super middleweight title against Martin Murray after a unanimous points win at Wembley Arena on Friday. Saunders, in his first fight in a year, was too sharp and strong for the durable 38-year-old Murray, who was hurt several times throughout the all-English contest. Saunders extended his unbeaten record to 30-0.
Errol Spence Jr. changed his lifestyle after escaping serious injury in a high-speed car wreck that led to misdemeanor drunken driving charges in Dallas and could have derailed a promising boxing career. The welterweight champion moved out of downtown Dallas for a quieter life in the suburbs and got back to training once doctors cleared him to keep fighting. Now it's time for Spence to get back in the ring.
Thirteen months ago, Errol Spence Jr. nearly died in a car accident. The accident, and recovery, gave the IBF-WBC welterweight champ a new perspective on life.
A crowd of 1,000 will be allowed to attend Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title defence against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev at London's Wembley Arena on Dec. 12, organisers said on Wednesday. Joshua's IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO belts will be on the line in a bout rescheduled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoter Matchroom Boxing said strict safety measures would be enforced for a fight that was scheduled for the 02 Arena but moved for logistical reasons.
Three-division world boxing champion Claressa Shields is jumping into mixed martial arts and wants to own global crowns in both sports at once.
It’s no shock that Holyfield, Tyson’s biggest rival during their careers, has called out Tyson.
The show was a combination boxing card/hip-hop concert, and it worked very well in large part because of the way it was produced.
Errol Spence Jr. was in a serious car accident in October of 2019, but the often-overlooked Danny Garcia believes Spence wouldn’t have taken the fight were he not ready.
Holyfield's challenge comes after 54-year-old Tyson dominated Roy Jones Jr, 51, in an exhibition fight on Saturday in Los Angeles that was ruled a draw. Calling the bout with Jones Jr "a tune-up" Holyfield taunted Tyson, urging him to give the world the fight they want to see. "No more excuses," said Holyfield in a statement.
Mike Tyson plans on fighting more exhibitions after a draw with Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday in his comeback at age 54 and Jones says he'll be tough to beat.
Mike Tyson stepped through the ropes in his signature black trunks and heard the opening bell in a boxing ring for the first time in 15 years. The former heavyweight champion of the world traded lively punches with Roy Jones Jr. for eight entertaining rounds that ended with two middle-aged legends wearily hugging each other in mutual admiration. ''I'm happy I'm not knocked out,'' Tyson said.
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. put on a show even though both are older than 50. Why? Because they're both stars, and these are the fights the sport needs.